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Pricing ranges from $100 to $550 per person for the 5 nights and 4 days depending on what lodging arrangements you choose.
Spending New Year's with the Manatees sure beats night clubs and traffic.
Leave winter behind, come with us to Florida!! 4 different rivers on 4 different days.
If you have never had a close encounter with these gentle giants you have really missed out. We will drive down on Thursday December 27th, and will be paddling Friday the 28th, Saturday the 29th, Sunday the 30th and Monday the 31st with a checkout on January 1st.
We have a lot of rivers to choose from and the final decision about where to paddle will be made closer to the trip. Some of the rivers will be weather dependent. Rivers on our list include the Chassahowitzka, Homosassa, Crystal, Weeki Wachee and the Rainbow Rivers.
I cannot imagine paddling these rivers and not encountering Manatees along with many other types of wildlife.
You can choose to paddle with us all four days or any combination but the price for the trip is the same regardless of how many days you paddle.
We have three options for this trip;
We have reserved a small family owned hotel that is over 100 years old. The Chassahowitzka Hotel only has 8 rooms and will sleep up to 18 folks. Lots of single beds in this place and lots of parking!! Check in Thursday. The Hotel is just down the street from Chassahowitzka River Campgrounds where many of our folks will be camping.
The Hotel provides a Continental Breakfast with COFFEE, assorted juices, milk, teas, danish or donuts, and cereals. An easy way to start the day.
There is only one room with a double bed suited for a couple looking for privacy. All other rooms are shared. Most have two twins so they can be shared by couples sleepy seperately. You will be assinged a roommate unless you choose one when you sign up.
There are two shared bathrooms, a men's and a women's. Each has two showers and two toilets. 100 years ago hotel rooms did not have private bathrooms!!!!
The cost of Option One is $550 per person. That fee includes the paddle trips, a bed in the hotel and breakfast Friday through Tuesday. It also includes any entry fees, parking fees or shuttle fees that we have to pay on this trip.
Camp at the Chassahowitzka River Campground. We have campsites reserved for Thursday night December the 27th to Tuesday January 1st. The cost of option two is $150 per person. That fee includes the paddle trips, your campsite and any entry fees, parking fees or shuttle fees that we have to pay on this trip. We have room for 20 in our sites.
Your provide you own lodging and meet us for the paddling. The cost of option three is $100. That fee includes the paddle trips, any entry fees, parking fees or shuttle fees that we have to pay on this trip. There are many hotels in the area ranging from affordable to luxurious.
You will receive an itinerary before the trip with meeting places for the trips.
A LIMITED NUMBER OF RENTAL BOATS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR $95.00 EACH, THAT IS FOR ALL 4 DAYS, THE BOATS WILL BE TRANSPORTED BETWEEN RIVERS. Tandem boats are also available.
We will have opportunities to swim with the Manatees,,, it gets chilly. Wet suits, mask and snorkels recommended.
This is a kid friendly trip.
More details will be emailed as we get closer to trip time.
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